Is Kim Kardashian the Mastermind Behind Kanye West’s Support for Black Lives Matter?

Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the spotlight. After all, she has been the star of one of the world’s most popular reality television shows for nearly fifteen years. However, over the past several years, Kardashian has been refocusing her efforts, and these days, she makes headlines more for her work in criminal justice reform than for her fashion choices. It is possible that her dedication to charitable causes could be one of the things that is making her husband, Kanye West, begin to slowly change his public image as well. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s strange relationship

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Kardashian and West were good friends long before becoming romantically involved.

The two first met in the early 2000s, and over the next decade, they stayed in touch even as they pursued relationships with other people. However, after Kardashian’s historically brief marriage to Kris Humphries ended in divorce in 2011, things turned romantic between the two.

By early 2012, Kardashian and West had gone public with their love affair. Although they had many critics, they proved that they were serious when they welcomed their first child, a daughter named North West, in June 2013. They officially tied the knot only a few months later.

These days, Kardashian and West are still happily together and have added three more children to their family. While rumors of trouble between the two have persisted, they have remained together, seemingly committed towards the same goals, in spite of their differences. 

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In 2019, fans noticed that Kardashian started to change her public image, slowly but surely. She began speaking out on behalf of criminal justice reform, advocating for the release of many long-term prisoners whom she believed had been unfairly imprisoned. Kardashian even visited the White House to speak to President Donald Trump about these issues.

Not long after her work began, she announced her intention to become a lawyer, following in the footsteps of her late father, Robert Kardashian. Many critics told her to stay in her lane, and expressed the belief that she couldn’t cut it as a lawyer — but she has shown that she is willing to put in the work necessary to make a positive change in the world.

Long term, fans might even see their favorite reality star step away from the spotlight in order to focus on justice and advocacy work. 

Is Kim Kardashian influencing Kanye West’s charity work?

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West has always been controversial. The rapper recently underwent a major spiritual awakening and launched his “Sunday Services,” designed to express his somewhat unconventional religious views. He has also shown that he doesn’t mind making waves with touchy political subjects, and his Twitter rampages have become the stuff of pop-culture myth. Still, with the current highly-charged political climate, West has turned over a new leaf. 

After recently speaking out on behalf of Black Lives Matter, some fans have started to wonder if West’s socially conscious wife has something to do with his sudden shift. According to a recent Page Six report, Kardashian was “the catalyst” for West to react, influencing him to march in a recent protest and even setting up a college fund for George Floyd’s young daughter.

Reportedly, West’s rep denied the claim that Kardashian is responsible for West’s new image, and other sources quoted for the report stated that West has “always been a fierce advocate for black lives, racial equality and human rights.”